readers workshop

Hold Fast to Christ: Lenten Readings Workshop

Who is it for?

This workshop is for all ministers of the word (Lectors, Cantors, Priests and Deacons) who will proclaim the Scriptures during the celebration of Mass on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent. In this Year of Faith, parishes within the Diocese of Hamilton will be using the Year A Readings on these Sundays at all Masses. The workshop will also be of interest to members of RCIA teams.

The Year A readings are "of major importance in regard to Christian initiation and may be read in Year B and, Year C, especially in places where there are catechumens" (Lectionary for Mass: Introduction, 97). Their proclamation will be a central feature of the preparation of the faithful to renew their baptismal promises at Easter.

This workshop will consider the meaning of these readings and implications for their proclamation in this Year of Faith in which Pope Benedict XVI summons each of us to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord.


Participants in this workshop will be given background information about the readings and have an opportunity to reflect on the content of the readings of one of the three Sundays.  They will rehearse the proclamation of these texts and explore ways to communicate the richness, power and beauty of these sacred texts so that the entire assembly is able to draw spiritual nourishment from them.


Cost:  $10.00 per person.
  Christina Ronzio, David Dayler, Father Tim Hingston, Brian Thornton, and members of the Diocese of Hamilton Music Commission.

More information & registration forms available from the Liturgy Office and your local parish.

Download Brochure for "Hold Fast to Christ: Exploring the Readings of Lent"